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Eklund Wimelius, M. & Strandh, V. (2024). Organised crisis volunteers, COVID-19, and the political steering of crisis management in Sweden. Disasters. The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management, 48(2), Article ID e12604.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Organised crisis volunteers, COVID-19, and the political steering of crisis management in Sweden
2024 (English)In: Disasters. The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management, ISSN 0361-3666, E-ISSN 1467-7717, Vol. 48, no 2, article id e12604Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores and analyses the activities of Swedish organised crisis volunteers during Covid-19. Based on a questionnaire and interviews, we set out to answer research questions on what characterised organised volunteerism during the pandemic, how organised volunteers experienced cooperation with local public actors and how they view political steering. We contribute to a growing literature on the role of volunteers and link that role to views on political steering, something that is rarely done in disaster research. Sweden is useful to explore because of how Covid-19 was managed; because there are organised crisis volunteers and a debate on how the Swedish system is steered. We show how organised volunteers adapted to changing needs and adopted new roles, that experiences of cooperation with local authorities varied and that calls were made for a stronger national leadership and for more explicit central political steering.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2024
Keywords
COVID-19, organised crisis volunteers, political steering, Sweden
National Category
Political Science Sociology Social Work
Research subject
political science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-214898 (URN)10.1111/disa.12604 (DOI)001098471200001 ()37450584 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85172938585 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, 2018-90034
Available from: 2023-10-03 Created: 2023-10-03 Last updated: 2024-05-07Bibliographically approved
Strandh, V. (2023). Hur kan service och trygghetspunkter (SOT) på landsbygden stärka lokalsamhällens krisberedskap och förmåga att hantera kriser?. Umeå: Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hur kan service och trygghetspunkter (SOT) på landsbygden stärka lokalsamhällens krisberedskap och förmåga att hantera kriser?
2023 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2023. p. 42
Series
Umeå Working Papers in Crisis Management Studies ; 4
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
political science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-209786 (URN)9789180701242 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Available from: 2023-06-14 Created: 2023-06-14 Last updated: 2023-06-16Bibliographically approved
Strandh, V. & E. Wimelius, M. (2023). Kommunerna och Frivilliga Resursgruppen (FRG) - om stöd i fredstida kriser och i höjd beredskap. Umeå: Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kommunerna och Frivilliga Resursgruppen (FRG) - om stöd i fredstida kriser och i höjd beredskap
2023 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2023. p. 48
Series
Umeå Working Papers in Crisis Management Studies ; 3
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
political science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-207711 (URN)978-91-8070-099-3 (ISBN)
Note

Forskningsfinansiär: Svenska Civilförsvarsförbundet

Available from: 2023-04-28 Created: 2023-04-28 Last updated: 2023-06-01Bibliographically approved
Strandh, V. (2023). Scraps oh hope in Banda Aceh - gendered urban politics in the Aceh peace process [Review]. International feminist journal of politics, 25(3), 561-564
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Scraps oh hope in Banda Aceh - gendered urban politics in the Aceh peace process
2023 (English)In: International feminist journal of politics, ISSN 1461-6742, E-ISSN 1468-4470, Vol. 25, no 3, p. 561-564Article, book review (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2023
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-208774 (URN)10.1080/14616742.2023.2209588 (DOI)000994191700001 ()
Note

Review of: Scraps of Hope in Banda Aceh: Gendered UrbanPolitics in the Aceh Peace Process, by Marjaana Jauhola, Helsinki, Helsinki University Press, 2020, 296 pp., ISBN 978-9-523-69016-5 

Available from: 2023-05-31 Created: 2023-05-31 Last updated: 2023-07-14Bibliographically approved
Strandh, V. & Sjöling, T. (2023). Sociala relationer och sammanhållning är avgörande för att trygga servicen och stärka krisberedskapen på landsbygden: reflektioner från ett samverkansprojekt. Umeå: Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sociala relationer och sammanhållning är avgörande för att trygga servicen och stärka krisberedskapen på landsbygden: reflektioner från ett samverkansprojekt
2023 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

På lördagskvällen den 16 november 2013 drog stormen Hilde in över den skandinaviska halvön med vindar på över 50 sekundmeter. Stormen slog bland annat ut stora delar av Nord-Trøndelags elleveranser, vilket gjorde att många av invånarna där sökte sig över gränsen till Sverige och Valsjöbyn i Krokoms kommun för att få hjälp med bland annat livsmedel och drivmedel. Händelsen synliggjorde sårbarheten i området och ledde till att en grupp medborgare i och runt Valsjöbyn tog initiativ till att vara bättre förberedda inför kommande kriser. Det kom att bli upprinnelsen till det arbete som genomförts i kommuner i Jämtlands län.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2023. p. 5
Series
Policy Brief - Statsvetenskapliga institutionen ; 2023:1
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
political science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-210927 (URN)
Projects
SOT-projektet
Funder
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Available from: 2023-06-27 Created: 2023-06-27 Last updated: 2023-06-29Bibliographically approved
Eklund Wimelius, M., Eriksson, M., Kinsman, J., Strandh, V. & Ghazinour, M. (2023). What is local resilience against radicalization and how can it be promoted?: a multidisciplinary literature review. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 46(7), 1108-1125
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What is local resilience against radicalization and how can it be promoted?: a multidisciplinary literature review
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2023 (English)In: Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, ISSN 1057-610X, E-ISSN 1521-0731, Vol. 46, no 7, p. 1108-1125Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this research note, we present results from a review of research on local resilience in relation to radicalization in public health, social work, crisis management, and community policing using terrorism studies as a point of departure. In order to identify agreements between literatures, we focus on how local resilience is understood, how it is said to be promoted, and how this knowledge could be synthesized. We show that resilience by and large is understood as both a process and a capacity underpinned by cooperation, social networks, and community resources and that an initial mapping of existing strengths and resources is pivotal for local resilience-building.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2023
Keywords
local, resilience, radicalization
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
political science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-153451 (URN)10.1080/1057610X.2018.1531532 (DOI)001000318500005 ()2-s2.0-85056329692 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, 2016-488
Available from: 2018-11-21 Created: 2018-11-21 Last updated: 2023-07-14Bibliographically approved
Strandh, V. (2023). Är landsbygden bortglömd i svensk krisberedskap?. In: Myndigheten för ungdoms- och civilsamhällefrågor (Ed.), Kunskapskonferensen 2023: forskning som förändrar civilsamhället – krisberedskap, krishantering och samverkan. Paper presented at Kunskapskonferensen 2023, Stockholm, Sverige, Oktober 17, 2023 (pp. 25-29). Paper presented at Kunskapskonferensen 2023, Stockholm, Sverige, Oktober 17, 2023. Myndigheten för ungdoms- och civilsamhällefrågor
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Är landsbygden bortglömd i svensk krisberedskap?
2023 (Swedish)In: Kunskapskonferensen 2023: forskning som förändrar civilsamhället – krisberedskap, krishantering och samverkan, Myndigheten för ungdoms- och civilsamhällefrågor , 2023, p. 25-29Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Myndigheten för ungdoms- och civilsamhällefrågor, 2023
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-221939 (URN)
Conference
Kunskapskonferensen 2023, Stockholm, Sverige, Oktober 17, 2023
Available from: 2024-03-11 Created: 2024-03-11 Last updated: 2024-03-12Bibliographically approved
Strandh, V. & Eklund Wimelius, M. (2022). Det samhällsviktiga frivilligengagemanget. Umeå: Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Det samhällsviktiga frivilligengagemanget
2022 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Pandemin har tydligt visat vilken betydande roll frivilliga resurser spelar vid en omfattande samhällskris. Samtidigt visar analyser att det frivilliga engagemanget inte nyttjats på ett optimalt sätt av offentliga krishanteringsaktörer som exempelvis myndigheter (Coronakommissionen, 2021). I denna policy brief sammanfattas centrala insatser och erfarenheter från Frivillig Resursgrupp (FRG) under pandemin och tre rekommendationer, riktade både till FRG och kommuner, presenteras för att stärka det frivilliga engagemanget ytterligare och öka förutsättningarna för ett bättre nyttjande av frivilliga resurser.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2022. p. 4
Series
Policy Brief - Statsvetenskapliga institutionen ; 2022:2
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
political science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-192831 (URN)
Projects
Kritiska flöden och försörjningskedjor under hot i förändring
Funder
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
Available from: 2022-03-01 Created: 2022-03-01 Last updated: 2022-03-02Bibliographically approved
Lundgren, M. & Strandh, V. (2022). Navigating a double burden – Floods and social vulnerability in local communities in rural Mozambique. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 77, Article ID 103023.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Navigating a double burden – Floods and social vulnerability in local communities in rural Mozambique
2022 (English)In: International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, E-ISSN 2212-4209, Vol. 77, article id 103023Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores how rural communities in the lower Limpopo River basin in Mozambique are vulnerable to floods and discerns the extent to which vulnerability changes across the disaster cycle. Focusing on social vulnerability, it analyzes what forms of capital the local communities hold to respond to and cope with disastrous flood events. Drawing on interviews and field studies, our analysis empirically illustrates the daily hardships that many rural poor in Mozambique endure and how, according to their own lived experiences, it makes it difficult to take an active part in disaster risk reduction (DRR). We show that flood-affected communities, to a large extent, are trapped in a vicious circle in which the vulnerabilities differ between the disaster stages but simultaneously seem reinforcing. Recurrent flood seasons and a lack of resources repeatedly deprive the three studied communities of their assets and livelihoods and lock them into an endemic poverty circle. However, we show that local risk committees have emerged as sources of social capital in flood-prone rural areas in Mozambique, and we highlight the critical role of social capital. While the DRR research field continues to grow, it is imperative to expand the empirical focus to regions that have not yet received the same attention as the United States and Western Europe have. Our case study contributes to the endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of the preconditions for flood vulnerability and DRR in sub-Saharan Africa, which is home to more than half of the world’s poor.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2022
Keywords
Floods, Social vulnerability, Disaster risk reduction, Community, Capital assets
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-194919 (URN)10.1016/j.ijdrr.2022.103023 (DOI)000806300700006 ()2-s2.0-85131250425 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-05-19 Created: 2022-05-19 Last updated: 2023-09-05Bibliographically approved
Falkenberg, E. & Strandh, V. (2021). Folkförankrat totalförsvar?: En explorativ studie om försvarsvilja bland unga kris- och säkerhetsintresserade personer. Umeå: Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Folkförankrat totalförsvar?: En explorativ studie om försvarsvilja bland unga kris- och säkerhetsintresserade personer
2021 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2021. p. 35
Series
Umeå Working Papers in Crisis Management Studies ; 1
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-187111 (URN)978-91-7855-643-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-09-01 Created: 2021-09-01 Last updated: 2023-03-07Bibliographically approved
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